Laguna 69, Huascaran National Park

Take up the challenging trek to Laguna 69, a stunning glacier lake situated within a World Heritage-listed national park. Hike the steep mountain trail starting at 3,800 m (12,500 ft) and brave the high altitude. You will follow a stream that rushes down the mountain and pass scenic viewpoints before you get to a snowcapped plateau and its glacial lake. Before you return, enjoy the rewarding views of the striking turquoise water surrounded by icy cliffs. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Laguna 69 by using our Huascaran National Park visit planning tool .
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  • Wonderful place. I claim to be a lover of the mountains and discreetly trained in long walks. The agencies sell excursions for everyone but unfortunately to enjoy the wonderful climb you have to be a minimum trained and acclimatized at the altitude. You could see a lot of people especially locals with inadequate clothing (duck shoes) suffer altitude and to make about 14 km round/return take over 6 hours. The walk involves wide trail and the ascent is relatively gentle apart from the last stretch. The scenery is spectacular throughout the course.
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  • if you go with the intention of enjoying you will achieve it, because everything is an experience even when the ascent becomes difficult, reaching the lagoon is a huge satisfaction and saying: - it will achieve it. Recommendations consumea breakfast without much liquid, that was my first problem and a scarf on the neck helps not to feel the cold air of the climb, bandages just in case and some snacks help.
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  • You have to visit here if you are in Peru. The entrance is a little expensive but the sights are worth it. Crystal clear water and high ice capped mountain.
  • Mesmerizing place!!!! Takes a whole day to get there from huaraz. Take pancho, water and snacks with you.
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